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February 15, 2019 | Via BBC

Trump to Declare Emergency Over Mexico Border Wall

Democratic and Republican politicians have sharply criticized President Trump’s plan to use emergency powers to pay for a border wall with Mexico. The rarely-used move would enable Mr Trump to bypass Congress, which has refused to approve the money needed. Senior Democrats accused the president of a “gross abuse of power” and a “lawless act”. Several Republicans also voiced concern at the plan. Declaring a national emergency would give Mr Trump access to billions of dollars for his project.

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